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We have gained a few fishing titles in the last year or so, but now we have another. Ice Lakes [Steam, Official Site] was released with Linux support and it doesn't look too bad at all.

I used to love these types of sims when I was younger, and they have come a long way since I last played any in both looks and features.

It supports the HTC Vive, as well as traditional input methods. When Linux support for the Vive eventually arrives in public, it may be an amusing simulator to give a go.

It's worth noting, that this is also a mobile title, which is likely why it's not the best looking.

About the game
Ice Lakes is an ultimate ice fishing game with a sandbox approach to wintertime fishing. Rare subject, stunning graphics, realistic physics, fish behavior system, wide selection of fishing gear, single and multiplayer with different game modes in the various locations around the world, changing season, day time and weather conditions that also affect fish behavior makes Ice Lakes the ultimate ice fishing simulator. The game can be played both with or without VR system.

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8 comments

Purple Library Guy 1 Nov, 2016
You know, if you had asked me a few years ago whether anyone was ever likely to say about Linux "We have gained a few fishing titles in the last year or so" I would have laughed hysterically. We used to be more like hoping to be able to say "We have gained a few titles in the last year or so."
ElectricPrism 1 Nov, 2016
Ice Fishing Game? Bwahahhahha

For real though can we get a South Park mod and make everyone Canadians?




Last edited by ElectricPrism on 1 November 2016 at 9:03 pm UTC
Linas 1 Nov, 2016
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What other fishing simulators do we have?
Purple Library Guy 2 Nov, 2016
Oh, right, this calls for the ice fishing joke.
OK, so this guy decides to go ice fishing. So he goes out onto the ice with his fishing pole and hatchet and whatnot, and starts chopping a hole in the ice. But then a voice booms out of nowhere, "THERE'S NO FISH DOWN THERE!"
He looks around startled, doesn't see anybody . . . so he moves a little ways off and starts chopping again. But then the voice calls out, "THERE'S NO FISH DOWN THERE, EITHER!"
He looks around, wondering what's going on, eventually shrugs and moves a bit further. This time before he can even start the voice booms out, "THERE'S NO FISH DOWN THERE, EITHER!!"
So he yells back, "WHO ARE YOU?"
And the voice calls out,
Spoiler, click me
"THE ARENA MANAGER!"
BdMdesigN 2 Nov, 2016
Quoting: LinasWhat other fishing simulators do we have?

Fishing Planet and it's great.


Last edited by BdMdesigN on 2 November 2016 at 9:36 am UTC
Ehvis 2 Nov, 2016
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Quoting: BdMdesigN
Quoting: LinasWhat other fishing simulators do we have?

Fishing Planet and it's great.

Euro Fishing was also supposed to be released, but that's been delayed for a year now (citing performance problems).
cRaZy-bisCuiT 2 Nov, 2016
Why the hell would I want to play such a game? O_o
Quoting: cRaZy-bisCuiTWhy the hell would I want to play such a game? O_o

Why the hell would I NOT play a game of fishing? :D

Good old Pro Pilkki is also fun.
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